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The Four Horsemen

The Discussion That Sparked an Atheist Revolution
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Four Horsemen by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel C. Dennett and Christopher Hitchens. With a foreword by Stephen Fry. 

Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the 21st century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age.

Questions they asked of each other included: Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith?

The dialogue was recorded and is presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen. 

With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential listening for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason.

©2019 Richard Dawkins (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Loved it but

Should be much much longer. I only gave it 4 stars for performance because the length of the book just doesn't cut it, it leaves you wanting more. Great book, well worth a download. RIP Christopher Hitchens.

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Insightful

Brilliant to see how mature conversationalists can have an unmediated discussion about topics that they are passionate about, and yet maintain respect and genuine interest in each other’s opinions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-2019

These Gentleman are very big thinkers

Sometimes Christopher Hitchens' voice is dim, and white noise interrupts Dennett, but otherwise this is a philosophical masterclass.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-2019

like visiting erudite friends

an enjoyable impromptu talk between stalwarts of the humanist movement. recording of the actual conversation is not great but decent enough.

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  • Mikasa Ackerman
  • 15-02-2019

A must listen for all followers.

The original conversation in all its glory, new pieces from Dawkins and Dennett are insightful and bring the conversation further forward in continum.
A fitting forward by the great Stephen Fry to the inspiring Four Horsemen and a sweet moment to his late friend Hitch.

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  • Steven Emsley
  • 18-03-2019

A Precious Document

A thought provoking symposium by four great minds. Balanced and self critical. Makes you proud to belong to our species, again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-03-2019

religion....asissd!!

The book should be read In all religious studies. it's a dramatic eye opener for all seeking or living with religion.

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  • Cod Lips
  • 07-03-2019

Clear Thinking. Observable Lucid Truth.

Not all atheists lead such exemplary, impactful thoughtful lives. Those of faith wanting to make the world a safer place must get over the endowment effect of their assorted debunked dogmas, and behave well simply because they can, minus the various twisted, tyrannical, mystical bullies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-2019

what a meeting of minds. such clear thinking.

a rare meeting of four genius men about a rather taboo subject. food for thought